Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena Zelenska arrive at the Ottawa airport for a visit to Canada, on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

President Zelenskyy brings Ukraine update to Canada in person

Leader speaking in Parliament among several Canadian stops

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the World Law Congress at the United Nations, Friday, July 21, 2023. Trudeau returns to the UN on Tuesday for two days of meetings with world leaders, environmental crusaders and civil-society luminaries at a time when urgent climate priorities and geopolitical uncertainty are likely to dominate the agenda.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christinne Muschi

Wildfires and floods bring nations together for ‘a serious moment’

Widespread impact of climate change along with ongoing military conflict gives world leaders pause

 

<div>Canada is joining a three-month-old partnership with several key allies to send air defence missile to Ukraine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with soldiers in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn</div>

Canada joins allies in sending air defence missiles to Ukraine

Money comes from the $500 million fund announced in June

 

Natalka Cmoc has been named Canada’s new ambassador to Ukraine. She arrived in Kyiv Aug. 15, starting a one-year term in a country she has lived in multiple times since its 1991 independence. (Global Affairs Canada)

Canada’s envoy to Ukraine says Canadian support will outlast Russian invasion

Natalka Cmoc has been named Canada’s new ambassador to Ukraine

Natalka Cmoc has been named Canada’s new ambassador to Ukraine. She arrived in Kyiv Aug. 15, starting a one-year term in a country she has lived in multiple times since its 1991 independence. (Global Affairs Canada)
The national flag waves as workers install the Ukrainian coat of arms on the shield in the hand of the country’s tallest stature, the Motherland Monument, after the Soviet coat of arms was removed, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. Ukraine is accelerating efforts to erase the vestiges of centuries of Soviet and Russian influence from the public space amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine by pulling down monuments and renaming hundreds of streets to honor home-grown artists, poets, military chiefs, and independence leaders. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

‘It’s really hard’: Ukrainian grandmother lonely but happy family is in Canada

Families divided by war and an ocean endure as conflict continues

The national flag waves as workers install the Ukrainian coat of arms on the shield in the hand of the country’s tallest stature, the Motherland Monument, after the Soviet coat of arms was removed, in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023. Ukraine is accelerating efforts to erase the vestiges of centuries of Soviet and Russian influence from the public space amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine by pulling down monuments and renaming hundreds of streets to honor home-grown artists, poets, military chiefs, and independence leaders. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, left, and Ukrainian ambassador to Canada Yuliya Kovaliv take part in an event to mark Ukraine Independence Day in Ottawa on Thursday, August 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Ukraine getting Canada’s help in selling peace plan to skeptical states

Ottawa gearing up for a diplomatic push to get world to endorse Kyiv’s vision of an end to the war

Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly, left, and Ukrainian ambassador to Canada Yuliya Kovaliv take part in an event to mark Ukraine Independence Day in Ottawa on Thursday, August 24, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Kelowna International Airport sign. (Black Press file photo)

Couple disheartened after helping newcomers to Okanagan

‘We’ve had an unfortunate experience’

Kelowna International Airport sign. (Black Press file photo)
A view of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant and the Dnipro river on the other side of Nikopol, Ukraine are shown on August 22, 2022. Canada is dusting off and updating emergency protocols to deal with fallout from a possible tactical nuclear exchange in Europe or the spread of radiation across the ocean from a Ukrainian power plant explosion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evgeniy Maloletka

Nuclear threat from Ukraine war prompts Ottawa to update catastrophe plans

Feds updating a highly secret plan to ensure it can continue to function in a severe crisis

A view of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant and the Dnipro river on the other side of Nikopol, Ukraine are shown on August 22, 2022. Canada is dusting off and updating emergency protocols to deal with fallout from a possible tactical nuclear exchange in Europe or the spread of radiation across the ocean from a Ukrainian power plant explosion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Evgeniy Maloletka
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser makes an announcement at the Cafe Ukraine in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ottawa unveils pathway to permanent residency for Ukrainians who have fled to Canada

It comes the same day a program offering temporary emergency visas formally closed

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser makes an announcement at the Cafe Ukraine in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - Workers load grain at a grain port in Izmail, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, File)

Russia’s threat to pull out of Ukraine grain deal raises fears about global food security

Concerns are growing that Russia will not extend a United Nations-brokered deal…

FILE - Workers load grain at a grain port in Izmail, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko, File)
Delegates are silhouetted before the start of the LNG2023 conference, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ukraine war proves value of LNG Canada, CEO tells global gas conference

LNG Canada export facility boss touts its reliability in volatile market during Vancouver session

Delegates are silhouetted before the start of the LNG2023 conference, in Vancouver, B.C., Monday, July 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Ukrainian servicemen load a shell into a self-propelled howitzer “Bohdana” before firing towards Russian positions near Bakhmut, Ukraine, Friday, July 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Zelenskyy hails Ukraine’s soldiers from a Black Sea island to mark 500 days of war

The island took on legendary significance for Ukraine’s resistance to the Russian invasion

Ukrainian servicemen load a shell into a self-propelled howitzer “Bohdana” before firing towards Russian positions near Bakhmut, Ukraine, Friday, July 7, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, July 6, 2023. Senior officials from Sweden and Turkey arrived at NATO headquarters Thursday to examine Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s objections to the Nordic country joining the military alliance and to see what more, if anything, could be done to break the deadlock. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

NATO leaders set to offer Ukraine support, membership off the table for now

Allies expected to boost defense spending, pour weapons, ammunition and other support

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, July 6, 2023. Senior officials from Sweden and Turkey arrived at NATO headquarters Thursday to examine Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s objections to the Nordic country joining the military alliance and to see what more, if anything, could be done to break the deadlock. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Three-year-old Nina Matriyiv holds a Canadian flag as she attends a citizenship ceremony where her parents and sister, from Ukraine, became citizens with 58 other new Canadians on Canada Day in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday July 1, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It’s all new for us’: Ukrainian newcomers celebrate their first Canada Day

More than 160,000 Ukrainians who have come to Canada under emergency travel agreement

Three-year-old Nina Matriyiv holds a Canadian flag as she attends a citizenship ceremony where her parents and sister, from Ukraine, became citizens with 58 other new Canadians on Canada Day in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday July 1, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Defence Minister Anita Anand met with her U.K. counterpart today in London, where the pair discussed the coming NATO leaders’ summit. Anand holds a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Monday, June 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

U.K. wants NATO to speed up Ukraine’s membership process

Alliance prepares to meet in Lithuania next month

Defence Minister Anita Anand met with her U.K. counterpart today in London, where the pair discussed the coming NATO leaders’ summit. Anand holds a press conference in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Monday, June 12, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Hundreds turned out to the ‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ in White Rock on April 2, 2022 organized by the Peninsula Ukrainian community with assistance from White Rock Rotary Club. The club and Rotary District 5050 are now partnering with the Veterans Transition Program at UBC to give ongoing help to Ukrainians in the homeland suffering psychological scars of war. (File photo)

New B.C. program offers mental-health supports to war-traumatized in Ukraine

Ambitious initiative aims to help those facing challenges of war

Hundreds turned out to the ‘Peace Walk for Ukraine’ in White Rock on April 2, 2022 organized by the Peninsula Ukrainian community with assistance from White Rock Rotary Club. The club and Rotary District 5050 are now partnering with the Veterans Transition Program at UBC to give ongoing help to Ukrainians in the homeland suffering psychological scars of war. (File photo)
The City of Surrey, more than 500 individual donations and an amazing show of support from the B.C. business community combined to reach a fundraising target of $60,000 in just over a week, meaning the Team Ukraine junior national softball squad can compete in this year’s Canada Cup at Softball City in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)

Team Ukraine coming to Canada Cup as B.C. residents, businesses, raise $60K

‘We have been blown away by the generosity of people from across the country’

The City of Surrey, more than 500 individual donations and an amazing show of support from the B.C. business community combined to reach a fundraising target of $60,000 in just over a week, meaning the Team Ukraine junior national softball squad can compete in this year’s Canada Cup at Softball City in South Surrey. (Contributed photo)
Defence Minister Anita Anand looks on after making a keynote address at the CANSEC trade show in Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada will deploy Leopard 2 tank squadron to NATO battlegroup in Latvia

Anand says NATO enthusiastic about the idea of Ukraine joining when time is right

Defence Minister Anita Anand looks on after making a keynote address at the CANSEC trade show in Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Ukrainian nationals fleeing the ongoing war in Ukraine arrive at Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Stakeholders and experts say it may be time to offer more permanent status to Ukrainians who fled to Canada from the Russian invasion, but Canada will need to consult carefully with the Ukrainian government first. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Permanent refuge for some Ukrainians who fled to Canada could be politically fraught

Analyst: permanent residency could signal a lack of optimism about Ukraine in the war

Ukrainian nationals fleeing the ongoing war in Ukraine arrive at Trudeau Airport in Montreal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Stakeholders and experts say it may be time to offer more permanent status to Ukrainians who fled to Canada from the Russian invasion, but Canada will need to consult carefully with the Ukrainian government first. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the memorial wall outside of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Ukraine’s fight for ‘the future of us all,’ Trudeau says on surprise trip to Kyiv

Includes 288 more AIM-7 missiles for warding off Russian airstrikes

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the memorial wall outside of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, June 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn